University of Copenhagen

821 15885Position ID: 821-MP2021 [#15885]
Position Title: Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark [map]
Subject Area: Operator Algebras and Quantum Information Theory
Application Deadline: 2020/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/04/14, listed until 2020/08/01)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position of Full Professor in Mathematics. The position is open from 1 December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate must be an internationally highly recognized researcher, and the research must have excellence status in the applicant's area of specialization with ground-breaking contributions. Applicants with expertise in operator algebras and quantum information theory will be preferred.

Applicants must have strong teaching credentials. They are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a vibrant international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics. It has strong groups in, e.g., functional analysis, operator algebras, quantum mathematics and probability theory. The department teaches a large portfolio of undergraduate and graduate courses both for students in the mathematical sciences and for students of other subjects at the Faculty of Science. 

Further information on the Department can be found via Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department Michael Sørensen,

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Starting salary is currently DKK 626.311 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK 107.099)

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


A more detailed job advertisement and a link for online application can be found at 


The deadline for applications is Monday 1 June 2020, 23:59 GMT +2

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically.

Please include 

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 7 October 2020.

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Contact: Michael Sørensen
Postal Mail:
Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Universitetsparken 5
2100 Copenhagen
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